Odd leg calipers. Tech/ art and craft.
Hello everyone on steemit I'm here once again to sare with you my little craft I made at work. It's an odd leg caliper carved out of wood.
An odd leg caliper is a mechanical device and a measuring instrument used in transferring measured points or distance from measuring instrument such as metre rule to the work piece where the measures scale is needed. Also, it can also be used to strike out a measured units of circle on a piece where it is to be made.
Purpose of the craft. (DIY)
So at my place of work, I was gonna fix a chair(rotating) with a fault of broken seat which needed to be replaced and the seat was originally designed rounded. I found out the design cannot be altered and so it has to be a round base for the seat to be able to come back it's form.without much ado,I measured a fitting circumference for the seat and transferred to wood where the circle would be made from. Now I needed an instrument that would guide me in properly scrubbing out the circle which would be definitely be irregular if drawn with free hand, and the thought of an odd leg caliper came to my mind.
Pencil or ink pen.
Get a drawing paper to make sketches, here I did mine on a wood.
Traced out the sketch boldly so as to reveal the path to be cut.
Cutting with use of the cutting machine to hasten the job and cutting corners where machine would be to large for with the use of a saw blade.
Smoothing of edges and corners came in as the finishing off of the crafted caliper.
Definite hole was made on the to slightly pin the two legs together and aided by a washer.
Holes are made from under the legs of the caliper where the scribbling pin would be fixed.
Pictures of wooden calipers.